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Budda Nullah panel to find land for sewage
Ludhiana, November 6
To combat pollution caused by sewage in the Budda Nullah, the state government-constituted Budda Nullah Cleaning Committee today decided to identify a piece of barren land lining the nullah to form a lake from the water collected after treatment and use it for irrigation purposes.

Cops take a lesson in stress busting
Phillaur, November 6
Swami Suryendu Puri of Shabad Surat Sangam Ashram giving lessons on yoga to cops in Phillaur on Monday.Cops undergoing training at the Panjab Police Academy here had a unique experience today. They were taught the sidhhamrit surya kriya yoga.
Swami Suryendu Puri of Shabad Surat Sangam Ashram giving lessons on yoga to cops in Phillaur on Monday. — A Tribune photograph



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Govt doing little to promote Punjabi language: experts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
Holding successive governments responsible for deterioration in the standard of Punjabi language in the state, lovers of the language have urged leaders of various political parties to shun politics at the cost the language.

Spelling mistakes in the National Anthem written in Punjabi language at the office of Principal of an aided senior secondary school at Kup village, near Ahmedgarh, makes a mockery of “Punjabi Week” being observed by the authorities. — Photo by writer

Spelling mistakes in the National Anthem written in Punjabi language at the office of Principal of an aided senior secondary school at Kup village, near Ahmedgarh, makes a mockery of “Punjabi Week” being observed by the authorities.

Reema Jain murder case transferred
Ludhiana November 6
The Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, today transferred the infamous Reema Jain murder case to the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Mr H.P.S. Mahal.

Earlier story: 90 per cent of Reema’s skeleton recovered

27 convicted for pelting cops with stones, arson
Ludhiana, November 6
Mr Jagroop Singh Mahal, Judge, Fast Track Court, has convicted 27 persons on charges of obstructing police personnel from performing duty, pelting cops with stones and torching vehicles. They have to undergo imprisonment for three years.

Fruit dealers shift to New Sabzi Mandi
Ludhiana, November 6
Fruit dealers finally shifted from Old Sabzi Mandi following the inauguration of the fruit shed in the New Subzi Mandi near Jalandhar bypass here today.

COMMUNITY



Signature drive to link elevated road with rly overbridge
Ludhiana, November 6
Activists of Tagore Nagar Mandal of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha today started a signature campaign against the non-linking of railway overbridge with the elevated road, with 480 residents and shopkeepers joining the cause on the first day.

Activists of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha get signatures of residents against the non-linking of elevated road in Ghumar Mandi on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Activists of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha get signatures of residents against the non-linking of elevated road in Ghumar Mandi on Monday.

Govt has done record development: Bhattal
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 6 The state government under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh has created a history by initiating a large number of development works, which will be highlighted under the “Jan Sampark” programme launched jointly by the government and Congress, said Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal at a meeting at Loha Bazar here toady.

Death sentence to Saddam a 'judicial murder'
Ludhiana, November 6
The medical fraternity, while terming the death sentence to Saddam Hussain as a 'judicial murder', has apprehended that instead of containing terrorism, this act will give a fillip to it and promote further instability worldwide.

Mulazim Front launches stir
Amloh, November 6
In a meeting of activists of the Punjab Karamchari Dal presided over by its state chief Karamjeet Singh Bhagdana, it was decided here today to participate in a big way at the dharna to be staged on November 9 in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Cong activists take part in Jan Sampark meeting
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
A large number of Congress activists took part in a constitution-level meeting organised at Malerkotla town, near here, under the ongoing Jan Sampark programme, today.

Congress activists at Ahmedgarh town before leaving for Jan Sampark meeting organised at Malerkotla on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Congress activists at Ahmedgarh town before leaving for Jan Sampark meeting organised at Malerkotla on Monday.

Samrala gears up for polio drive
Samrala, November 6
Dr Harvinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Samrala, said all arrangements for the forthcoming pulse polio immunisation round on November 12 had been completed.

Parkash Utsav celebrated
Ludhiana, November 6
The 537th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, was celebrated at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Ludhiana.

Govt scheme to put revenue records online
Amloh, November 6
To root out corruption completely from the Revenue Department, the Punjab government has launched a scheme with a cost of Rs 95 crore to fully computerise the revenue records within 2 years.

Campaign to mobilise people for rally
Ludhiana, November 6
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Power, Labour and Employment, today said a special campaign of meetings in all constituencies has been launched by ministers, MLAs and other leaders to mobilise people for the Ludhiana rally on November 14.

Poor turnout peeves SDM
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
Taking cognizance of poor turnout for preparing voter’s identity cards at a booth at Rasoolpur village near here, Mr Jaskiran Singh, SDM, Malerkotla, warned the booth-level officers (BLOs) to ensure hundred per cent delivery of notices informing voters about the photography schedule for issuing the document.

Warm homecoming for Chawla
Ludhiana November 6
Amarjit Singh Chawla, who today retired as Member Punjab Public Service Commission, was accorded a warm reception at his homecoming here today.

Book exhibition from Nov 8
Ludhiana, November 6
The M.S. Randhawa Library at Punjab Agricultural University is organising an annual exhibition of books from November 8 to 10.

Vedic sermons from Nov 8 to 12
Ludhiana, November 6
The Akhand Param Dham Sewa Samiti will organise vedic sermons by Swami Paramand from Hardwar at Pahwa Dharamshala in Upkar Nagar, Civil Lines, from November 8 to 12, according to samiti president Sohan Lal.

 

CRIME

Tax officials crack down on 'peti mafia'
Ludhiana, November 6
In what can be termed as a body blow to the infamous 'peti mafia' operating at the parcel-booking office of the Indian Railways here, the officials of the Mobile Wing of the Excise and Taxation department have seized more than 250 outward-bound packages of hosiery goods and knitting yarn on Saturday.

 

BUSINESS

PNB observes Vigilance Week
Ludhiana November 6
Punjab National Bank (PNB) is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from today till November 10 in all its offices in the Punjab south zone with a view to generate awareness among its employees about the ill effects of taking bribe as part of a programme organised in the country by the Central Vigilance Commission of India.

 

EDUCATION


2 city students make it to Horlicks finale
Ludhiana, November 6
"We have prepared ourselves for all the five rounds that will be held in Bangalore to test our personalities for Horlicks Whiz Kid - 2006. We have done our best and prepared well for the past four months.

Prerna Verma and Sidhant Srivastava are leaving for Bangalore to battle out the finals of Horlicks Whiz Kids-2006 in Bangalore.

Prerna Verma and Sidhant Srivastava are leaving for Bangalore to battle out the finals of Horlicks Whiz Kids-2006 in Bangalore.

Sports week kicked off at Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, November 6
The Sacred Heart Higher Secondary Convent School, Urban Estate, Sector 39, Ludhiana, celebrated the inauguration of the sports and cultural week today.

IBM selects four students
Ludhiana, November 6
Four students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, have been selected for the IBM-ACE 2007 programme. The students are Sania Aggarwal (BCA III), Nishi Arya (BCA III), Jingle John (BCA III) and Swati Jindal (BSC III).

Youth festival on Nov 15
Ludhiana, November 6
Dr Charan Kamal Singh of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle said today that an inter-school youth festival would be held at Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, Sidhwan Kalan, on November 15. The study circle, Ludhiana Zone, is organising the festival.

 

HEALTH

Over 300 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, November 6
Over 300 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by a team of doctors from the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) at Rupalon village, near Doraha, yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Ludhiana paddlers for Punjab meet
Ludhiana, November 6
On the basis of their performance in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament, the following paddlers have been selected to represent Ludhiana district in the 47th Punjab State Inter-District Table Tennis Championship to be held here at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium from November 8 to 12, according to Mr Fang Jenn Chiu, honorary general secretary, Ludhiana District Table Tennis Association.

Team members of the Jagraon zone which won the district-level kabaddi tournament (girls) along with their teachers at Samrala.
Team members of the Jagraon zone which won the district-level kabaddi tournament (girls) along with their teachers at Samrala. — A Tribune photograph

Bhutta college cyclists excel
Ludhiana, November 6
Cyclists of Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Bhutta, were declared second runners-up in the 3rd PTU Inter-College Cycling Championship (men), organised by GNIMT, Ludhiana, at the PAU velodrome recently.

Grewal emerges best golfer
Ludhiana, November 6
Col S.S. Grewal with 39 points emerged as the best stable-ford in the inaugural edition of the DC Golf Cup-2006 tournament held at Ranjitgarh Golf Club Course of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, near here, yesterday.

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